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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by duncan_nz View Post
    Your very funny!



    If you can't afford to run a web site then don't run one, no body is forcing you to go bankrupt or something for spending 20 bucks a month.
    LOL $20 a month, you clearly have no idea of the costs running a high traffic site let alone a site that does hardware reviews which often means cash out of pocket.

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  • duncan_nz
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    Originally posted by pfunkman View Post
    I think everyone that admits to using adblock should be permanently banned.
    Your very funny!

    Originally posted by pfunkman View Post
    When you freeloaders use adblock you are screwing over the sites you frequent. Sites dont magically exist for free, the money needs to come from somewhere and if not ad revenue then where? Do you all plan on donating for the bandwidth and space? Its not as cheap as most would think.
    If you can't afford to run a web site then don't run one, no body is forcing you to go bankrupt or something for spending 20 bucks a month.

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  • gtrawoger
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    Survey?

    Correct me if I am wrong, but this thread was about a phoronix survey... how did we get onto German engineered cars and calling each other names (which is a usual combo) ???

    Anyways, going back to the Survey about ads on here, I don't have 'adblock'. I simply have learned to ignore most of the ads on websites.
    But as Michael pointed out, impressions keep sites like phoronix alive. Wanna get more articles that are relevant? Stop using adblockers. Maybe even click on an ad for a change, especially when it is one that could interest you. I used to click on the ads for remote administration all the time. I actually learned quite a bit from the links it got me.

    People keep forgetting that the advertisements is what keeps things free or at least affordable.

    Just a thought ...

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  • bridgman
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    A few years ago you could save between 5 and 10% when buying a BMW in North America if you picked it up at the factory, including shipping it home and insurance while you were driving it around Europe. That did not include your own airfare over, accomodation, or beer

    I don't think it was actually "cheaper to buy there", just that cars picked up from the factory didn't come out of the local dealer's allocation so they were happy to sell at a lower price and still make some $$. Not sure what the current pricing is between NA and Germany.

    Note - my "German Engineered Driving Experience" is the leftover Mercedes 300E parts that got designed into my Dodge Magnum
    Last edited by bridgman; 02-26-2009, 10:53 PM.

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  • deanjo
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    pfunkman, it is you who has no clue. My VW expample is true (also true for BMW). This is the reason why a lot of people in Germany bought their car overseas - there were even infos about it from various sources of things that had to be changed to make an american vw legal for german streets. Please stop, you don't know anything. And I don't even bother to answer the rest. You know NOTHING and dare to attack me. So lame.
    Actually it's quite the opposite. My cousin constantly orders Porsche and Mercedes bought directly in Germany and ships them over because it is cheaper. Sticker price on a foreign car is very misleading as there are several additional import, luxury, gas guzzler, etc taxes and tariffs that are added on at the dealer. BTW, Volkwagens sold in NA are generally made in Mexico.

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  • pfunkman
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    Originally posted by curaga View Post
    Hmm, Wikipedia says:If their HQ is in the US and A, wouldn't that make them US-based?
    Powercolor is owned by TUL a company based in taiwan, want to hold an international contest do it as TUL and slap the powercolor name on it problem solved...

    Originally posted by energyman
    pfunkman, it is you who has no clue. My VW expample is true (also true for BMW). This is the reason why a lot of people in Germany bought their car overseas - there were even infos about it from various sources of things that had to be changed to make an american vw legal for german streets. Please stop, you don't know anything. And I don't even bother to answer the rest. You know NOTHING and dare to attack me. So lame.
    Proof or STFU about the VW nonsense already. Even if it is true the exception is not the rule and im willing to bet the value of the american dollar being in the toilet would have more to do with it than anything. But i dont really feel like trying to teach economics 101 to someone content on pointing fingers and crying.

    Tell your governments to loosen up the fucking laws a bit and maybe you will see some more contests applicable in your area otherwise quit crying like its our fault or even has anything to do with us.

    So sick of these childish europeans that act like babies towards americans. You sound like a 4 year old crying that his little brother got a bigger piece of the cake. Its pathetic

    Since common sense apparently eludes you ill just leave it at this:

    Im not attacking you, in fact you started off your nonsense attacking americans in general. You dont like how things work figure out who to blame before throwing another temper tantrum.

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  • energyman
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    pfunkman, it is you who has no clue. My VW expample is true (also true for BMW). This is the reason why a lot of people in Germany bought their car overseas - there were even infos about it from various sources of things that had to be changed to make an american vw legal for german streets. Please stop, you don't know anything. And I don't even bother to answer the rest. You know NOTHING and dare to attack me. So lame.

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  • curaga
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    Hmm, Wikipedia says:
    PowerColor
    Founded 1997 [1]
    Headquarters Industry, CA, United States
    If their HQ is in the US and A, wouldn't that make them US-based?

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  • pfunkman
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    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    so why it is cheaper to buy a VW in USA and have it delivered to Europe than buying it locally? Why is Alternate able to sent its stuff worldwide - but the Newegg is not? Why does cost computer hardware so much more outside the USA?
    You guys get special treatment - and everybody else is paying for it.
    Do you even have the slightest inkling at how the world works or are yo just content at being ignorant and whining about things you know absolutely nothing about?

    Your VW example is not even remotely true and just shows how little you know and how your willing to make things up as you go to prove your failing point.

    Newegg very rarely deals with single item orders and if you lived in america and ever sent things to the UK you would know its a literal nightmare just to send one thing let alone multikle mackages. Newegg operates out of multiple warehouses meaning when you order a bunch of components its very likely you will get 2-3 packages from the various locations.

    So on top of the insane rates it costs to ship things to the UK you have to then hope customs dont sit on the package for weeks, ectra VAT charges etc.

    Most companies just dont want to deal with the additional headache because there is so little return for all the hoops you have to jump through.

    Originally posted by energyman View Post
    And IDG wants to reach a worldwide audience with their ads and they want everybody to take the survey. But only americans have a chance to get something. Yeah - that is great work. Really.
    You see again you blame the company when you should blame your government form making it such a pain in the ass.


    Originally posted by curaga
    Seriously, seeing "US/CA only" is something that really pisses me off. Powercolor has held several contests recently; they were open worldwide, and I am pretty sure they are an US based company. So it's not in any way impossible.
    See above^^ dont like it blame your government...

    Not to mention that powercolor is a subsidiary of a company based in taiwan

    Originally posted by curaga
    Also, I once ordered something from the US. They taxed me -twice-, first in the US, then locally here. I would think there's a law even in the US about only having to pay sales or whatever tax only in the receiving end. Greedy US.
    In the US we dont pay taxes on items purchased except for very few states. You would have to show proof that you paid state sales tax as a non residant of the US because thats actually quite illegal.

    Either way how is it greedy US that your country taxed you for an item that had nothing to do with your country and originated elsewhere?

    The vat system is the most ridiculous thing i have ever heard of and why even back in my days of ebay selling i refused to ship overseas.

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  • curaga
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    Seriously, seeing "US/CA only" is something that really pisses me off. Powercolor has held several contests recently; they were open worldwide, and I am pretty sure they are an US based company. So it's not in any way impossible.

    Also, I once ordered something from the US. They taxed me -twice-, first in the US, then locally here. I would think there's a law even in the US about only having to pay sales or whatever tax only in the receiving end. Greedy US.

    @energyman - Alternate is from Germany, assuming we are thinking of the same site (alternate.eu)

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